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Old 08-25-2004, 08:16 AM
JPLAWNSERVICE JPLAWNSERVICE is offline
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Fluid In Tires?

Just wondering if any of you run fluid in the rear tires on your ztrs to help with traction and hill holding like they run in tractors. If so is there any problems with doing this.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:03 AM
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Have done this in the past on some Toro Groundsmasters. It did help with traction on hillsides. We used just plain water.
If you do this, try in stages. If tires about 25% and try, then add more until you get the desired result. Recommend not filling over 75% full. The more percentage of water in the tire, reduces the the air space which can cause a stiffer ride.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:31 AM
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We use it in some tractor tires, it is a cheap way to add weight but that is about the only good thing about it. It is very corrosive so make sure that if you get a leak you clean it up good. Also since the fluid won't compress like air will it will make the mower ride a little rougher.
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:35 AM
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Our local tire store uses some newer stuff that isn't corrosive like the old stuff.
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:53 PM
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ztr tires

I have windshield washer fluid in my extra set of agressive turf tires for hills, snow.

Helps alot when needed.
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:29 PM
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tried it once, left ruts in yards...got a mower that could handle slopes instead
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